Connie C. | Doula in New York, NY

Connie Castanzo

    Practice overview

    I’m Connie, the doula behind My Doula Connie Care and my focus, curiosity and endless amazement is within the Postpartum Period, Fourth Trimester. I am certifying my training through Doula Trainings International and have certified as a Lactation Counselor through Birthday Presence. My journey into the doula realm began after the birth of my goddaughter. I have had the honor of witnessing many of my dear friends step into day one of parenthood and it is nothing short of miraculous, joyous and humbling. Postpartum is a time of deep change, transformation and courage. It is a period of time with you and your new born that is so special and unique, deserving of compassion and a sensitive approach. In a society that focuses on pregnancy and birth, however, I have seen first hand how isolating, overwhelming and often times scary, the fourth trimester can be. It was heartbreaking to see my strong, capable, worthy friends doubt their instincts as parents and worse, not know who to turn to for answers and guidance. Postpartum is vulnerability defined. It is challenging and every new parent, even second and third time parents struggle. The struggle is common, but it doesn't have to be. ​ As your postpartum doula I am here for you to lean on. I am those extra pair of hands, your emotional support and practical support. I help you where you need help from day to day so you get the time you need to bond with your baby, rest, and restore your body. I am here to offer guidance, validate choices, nourish you with a home cooked meal and provide the skills you need to fully trust your instincts, and feel confident when facing the new challenges of parenthood. There is no going back before postpartum, there is only through. I’m here to not only help you survive postpartum, but thrive.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy

    My philosophy is your philosophy. I am not here to tell you what I would do or what you should do, but rather compassionately guide you towards the choices and decisions that are best for you, your baby and family because you FEEL they are.


    • Postpartum doula support
    • Nutrition
    • Virtual lactation visits

    Specialties and Experience

    • LGBTQ
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Previous life trauma
    • Single parents

    Care settings

    • Home


    • English


    • Certifying Postpartum Doula through Doula Training
    • Certified Lactation Support Counselor through Birthday Presence


    Pricing packages

    Package 1
    $ 960 /hr
    16 hours to be used within same month. Each shift is a minimum of 4 hours.
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    Package 2
    $ 1728 /hr
    32 hours with 10% discount applied to be used within same month. Each shifts is a minimum of 4 hours.
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    Areas served

    • Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn


    • Melissa
      March 24, 2021 at 12:08 am | Client review

      I am so grateful to have had Connie as part of my postpartum journey. Many people love babies but Connie also genuinely loves mothers. I heartily recommend Connie’s doula services; she was the best postpartum choice I made for my baby & myself. In those first few days home from the hospital I ate several delicious dishes that Connie had prepared, including her heavenly lasagna (it’s the food equivalent of a hug). Whenever Connie comes over for a visit she is always looking to see what I need before I even have a chance to articulate it. Connie really came to our rescue one week when I was hit with a clogged duct, a dramatic drop in my milk supply and my daughter started teething. She was able to offer suggestions on different nursing positions, methods of nipple care & foods to try to get my milk supply back up. Most importantly, she made me feel heard & supported. She reassured me that I was still taking care of my daughter, encouraged me to verbally review the steps I was going to take to address the various issues & she called/texted me over the following days to check-in & make additional suggestions.

    • Connie
      September 15, 2022 at 4:12 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Connie instantly felt like a trusted friend, a part of the family, someone who came into our life with no judgement whatsoever… she so clearly led with the intention of meeting us exactly where we were at. In spite of all the challenges of COVID, Connie showed up for us without fail and without her, my post-partum experience would have been very challenging both physically and emotionally. I wasn’t necessarily sure exactly what a post-partum doula did when we started, but soon learned – what doesn’t she do? From providing nourishing food to eat, to creating calm sanctuary moments within my home, to watching my toddler, to creating space to process the emotional aspects of post-partum, to meditation & massage, to handling piles of laundry on a cold January night when our machine had broken… to any mama or birthing person out there considering Connie, HIRE HER. you’ll be so happy you did – but you’ll also be so glad to have just connected with this amazing person along your post-partum journey.

      Amy S

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